5 Parenting Lessons from “The Middle”
Oct28

5 Parenting Lessons from “The Middle”

If you’re in a middle-class family, it’s easy to relate to the Hecks of the television show “The Middle.” Here are five parenting lessons for parents of teens.

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Teachable Moments from the 2016 Presidential Election
Oct21

Teachable Moments from the 2016 Presidential Election

It doesn’t matter which side of the political aisle you are on in this Presidential election, your teen can learn some valuable lessons about life, responsibility and outcomes.

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Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket
Sep30

Think You Shouldn’t File a FAFSA? 8 Financial Aid Myths Keeping Money From Your Pocket

by Suzanne Shafer, Parent Editor Starting tomorrow (October 1), students can file their FAFSA form and be first in line for financial aid. Misunderstandings about financial aid can lead to missed opportunities. According to a study last year by NerdScholar, high school graduates in the U.S. left more than $2.9 billion in free federal grant money unused over the last academic year. How is that even possible? According to the study,...

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Don’t Believe the FAFSA Lies
Sep23

Don’t Believe the FAFSA Lies

Many are misinformed when it comes to the FAFSA. They believe that they make too much money to qualify for any kind of financial aid—and they decide not to file. That is the worst mistake you can make.

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Choosing a College for All the Wrong Reasons
Sep16

Choosing a College for All the Wrong Reasons

by Suzanne Shaffer, Parent Editor Since choosing a college is an important decision, you want to be sure that you and your teen use the right criteria. When you put all your time, effort and hard earned money into sending your teen off to college, you want to be reasonably sure it’s the right college for them. Choosing a college for all the wrong reasons Here are some commonly used criteria for choosing a college. As you can see,...

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An Open Letter to High School Parents
Sep09

An Open Letter to High School Parents

You are entering uncharted waters and for some, the final months and days of high school. From someone who survived those years, I want to share some parenting insight to help you along your college journey.

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